Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab Open House Aug. 27

Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab Open House Aug. 27

August 15, 2008

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory's ninth annual open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Activities are planned from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. MDT at the Wagonhammer Education Center at the UNL facility near Whitman. Presentations on the various aspects of cattle and natural resource management will be given throughout the day.

"The main objective of the open house is for us to showcase and highlight some of the recent and current research projects," said Jerry Volesky, range management specialist at the university's West Central Research and Extension Center.

Commercial exhibitors also will have displays available for viewing. The open house is directed toward producers, who can come and go throughout the day as they please.

Morning activities will include presentations on water and Nebraska, grazing systems in the Sandhills, fetal programming and cattle markets. Afternoon presentations will cover rumen function, ethanol co-products on the ranch, meadow hydrology, trichomoniasis, beef production systems, meadow vegetation and management, economics of calving systems and range cattle diets.

Registration for the free lunch can be made by calling (308) 696-6701 or (800) 657-2113 or by e-mailing by Aug. 25.

"We've had really successful open houses and we're looking forward to another one," Volesky said.

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